Zia Comics shout out from John Layman. John Steele Layman (born August 2, 1969) is an American comic book writer and letterer. Once an editor for Wildstorm, a branch of DC Comics, Layman turned to writing comics full-time in 2002 and mainly writes for Marvel Comics. He has also worked on several comic books based on pre-existing licenses such as Xena: Warrior Princess, ThunderCats, as well as crossovers like Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness. Layman has written a number of creator-owned titles at Image Comics, such as the graphic novel Puffed, and Chew with artist Rob Guillory.
In 2007, he began working as a writer for Cryptic Studios, a video game studio in Los Gatos, California. He worked there until 2010.